«test tube proudly presents Bacanal Intruder, real name Luis García-Pumarino, who is another Spanish folktronica discoverer, together with Aitänna77. Both of them mix analog and acoustic instruments with computer generated glitch layers and beats. Bacanal Intruder has some twists of his own, though. He uses some toy instruments, like a baby piano and a plastic duck, plays doublebass, and sings. Yeah, he sings a bit. He's also keen for short songs, with the longest one going at three and a half minutes. They're short, but consistent. Let's go over them, one by one:
''D' Song' is a cute little glitch-folk tune, with an acoustic guitar riding by its side. It catches perfectly those summer vacations that seem almost lost in time. Harmonica is strong within this one;
On 'Paper Bach', we get to hear Luis singing a bit, but hiding its voice behind glass music, more guitar and melodica. And those crunchy beats give a little edge on the experimental side;
'Melancoholic' sounds like a follow up to the previous song, starting with melodica cut-and-paste experimentation, toy sounds, and giving room to the Bacanal Intruder's trademark glitch beats and bleeps, which appear in the middle of the track. Ends up deconstructing random guitar chords;
'One month as a mini-weekend of sand and seahorses' (nice title) captures that 'summer at the beach' feel I was talking about before, being driven by a toy piano in an ambient mood. This could be a perfect intro for a Yo La Tengo song;
'Oh! My beautiful friends of mine' has to be the most weird song here. First, it breathes joyand pleasure in every detail, like cow 'moos', bird 'chirps', bathroom baby ducks or water glass 'clings'... then it gets a little dramatic and experimental near the end, slowing down as if it is a baby toy unwinding;
This EP ends with 'In loving memory to a grandma', which seems like a love song. This is the most beautiful and down to earth song of the lot. Very simple in melody, but very intense.
'Herramientas Para Abrir Un Libro' - 'Tools To Open a Book' - is a 16 minute long happy/sad journey through electronic folk that makes a really enjoyable listen. I couldn't recommend it more. Use it wisely to mend broken hearts.» - Pedro Leitão